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Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments About Bartow Police

 

Last updated 7/22/2020 at 10:35am

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will examine all aspects of the Bartow Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The Bartow Police Department must comply with approximately 250 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.

As part of the assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards manual is available through the Bartow Police Department via email at [email protected]

The Accreditation Program Manager for Bartow Police Department is Kathryn Jones. Ms. Jones said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and virtually visit offices and other areas where compliance can be witnessed.

Once the Commission's assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then determine if the agency is to receive accredited status. Bartow Police Department's accreditation is valid for three years.

"It is extremely important for our community to know that the Bartow Police Department is a professional law enforcement agency that adheres to best industry practices in their day to day operations. To receive an accredited status from an outside accrediting governing body will show that the Bartow Police Department is committed to excellence and providing a professional service to our community", said Interim Chief Bryan Dorman.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Bartow Police Department's ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to [email protected]

Author Bio

Steve Steiner, Executive Editor

Steve came out of a two-year retirement to helm BartowNews.net. Following a career in journalism/advertising/public relations --- at one point being a partner in an advertising/PR agency --- he shifted professions and focused on food service and hospitality before returning to journalism. As a journalist, rose from reporter to sections editor to managing/executive editor with newspapers in North Carolina, Mississippi and Florida. He is enjoying restoring a quality news site for his adopted hometown. Send him your story ideas.

 

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